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hiking
29 days ago

The Stephens Pond to Wakley Pond section is now marked correctly. Thanks AllTrails Team!

hiking
muddy
off trail
private property
1 month ago

We hiked the 12.5 mile section from Lake Durant to Wakley Pond on Thursday but the trail differed from the red line marked on the app. Just south of Stephens Pond the trail actually goes west rather than south toward the gravel/paved county road ( Cedar River Road, aka county road 12). Next day we walked the 6 or so miles of the county road from Wakely Pond eastward hoping to connect with the trail marked red on the map in order to go back north toward Stephens pond and Lake Durant effectively making this a loop. When we got to the place where the trail was supposed to connect with the county road we found no signs or markings indicating a NPT trail. We actually had to walk through private property to find a road matching our gps reading and where the trail was indicated in red. After walking about 3 miles we did see a few blue NPT trail markers but found the trail impassable due to a large swamp. This was about a mile south of Stevens Pond where we veered west the day before. We had no choice but to turn around and head back to the county road. If you hike this section avoid yourself some grief and frustration by staying on the dashed trail not the red marked portion that takes you to the county road. TO SUMMARIZE: So going north from Wakley Pond towards Lake Durant do not take the county road eastward but instead walk up the east side where the trail is clearly marked with signs. If you are hiking south from Lake Durant do not continue toward the road south of Stephens Pond but rather go westward and follow the NPT markers. This really needs to be fixed on the All Trails Map!

paddle sports
1 month ago

Gorgeous paddle!

hiking
1 month ago

We didn’t end up going up the mountain but we hiked the overgrown road with our toddler and it was beautiful

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
bugs
over grown
2 months ago

Nice walk in the woods and well marked until....it wasn’t! All of a sudden there were no official markers and it was overgrown in spots. We followed pink ribbons and overshot the peak which is in the middle of the woods. There are some decent views from the rocks along the trail, but hard to get a clear view. The view will probably be nicer in the autumn when the leaves fall.

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
5 months ago

backpacking
blowdown
bridge out
bugs
6 months ago

I had an amazing time on this trail. Coming from the northern terminus and getting off at after passing long lake so about 40 miles. For moose pond the water of the pond is not great but there is a stream about a half mile or so before you arrive going south. Kelly point, Cold River 3, and Seward lean to are some of the best camping spots in the Adirondacks and in general this section of the trail was a little rough with not alway a clear trail and it was very very buggy in July but it was still a great trail. And when swimming be careful about leeches

getting to the mountain in the winter was a bit tricky because the road is marked as private but if you keep driving you eventually get to a parking spot that is labeled public. the trail to the base of the mountain is not labeled well at all and not traveled on much in the winter but once you get to the base the mountain is marked very well even though the trail is overgrown also very steep. all being said would still do it again, great views at the top

hiking
over grown
snow
8 months ago

Nice trail for the winter!

Thu Aug 30 2018

Really more of a campground access road

hiking
Sun Aug 19 2018

One of my favorite trails! Hiked about 100 miles of it in 2017, and thru hiked all 138.6 miles this year 2018. Trail has been revised, so this app version needs to be updated (trail begins at the arch in Northville).

great trail. yes its hard but worth it. lots of good fishing spots

hiking
Sat Jul 07 2018

This is like our 10th time hiking to this mountain. It never gets old. It is so secluded out here. So underused, what a shame. has some of the best views of the McRorie Lake, Mud Pond, Cedarlands, and the Long Lake area.

Sun Jul 01 2018

A nice, easy hike that has great views of the upper and lower Racquette falls. Was able to get very close. Has a portage route near the end that I did not use. Along the way there is a ranger cabin and a large campsite that seems to be used for scout outings. Kind of ruined the seclusion aspect for me. Other than that it is a nice interesting hike.

Sun Jun 10 2018

We do it every year great fishing we pull kayaks up the trail then float down to Axton Landing on Cory’s road. We have been told we are the first and only ones to pull kayaks up this trail so say high when you see us in July

This was a good trail. I started in rain and had rain for the first three days. Got to Cedar Lake on third night and in the morning there was sun so I stayed another day. Because of the weather the trail was very sloppy but that's hiking in June. The reroute around the West Canada lakes is terrible. Very treacherous. A lot of maintenance is needed here. Bridges are washed out and beavers have dammed up the trail. Aside from the problems around that area the trail is fantastic. I was very lucky and spotted a moose at the Cedar River Flow.

Done it twice, spring 2016 and summer 2015. Amazing, almost nobody on the trail and beautiful scenery the whole way.

Great backpacking trip. Solitude is the name of the game.

This is a wonderful trail to hike.

An amazing 9 day trek. Trail can be extremely wet and muddy, but no major elevation changes.

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